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from the white house. retailers are blaming hurricane sandy. sales falling in october by the biggest amount in june, sandy hit at the end of october the reason why my guest says this is more to do with the cliff at the end of the year. blaming hurricane sandy is taking the easy way out, what you are seeing is a cautious consumer that is not looking to make big ticket item purchases now, but they are spending on food, on gas, remember all the long lines from the t set before sandy? they were stocking up and the exercise department was the first to say that sandy gave a bump to some retailers so you cannot blame sandy. the bigger issue is the frustrated consumer. >>neil: you cannot blame sandy with this data. >>guest: you will see more outcome in november but it is not all bad news with sandy, home depot saw a bump in sales. you have to replace cars, and clothing if you lost part of your home. >>neil: back to the cliff, how is that weighing us down. >>guest: uncertainty is killing consumers. they don't want to spend when they do not know what will happen. >>neil: the taxes will go up.
does. bill, thanks so much. >>> the rockefeller christmas tree stands up to sandy arriving at rockefeller center moments ago. >>> plus, guess who's going to get the lions share of the blame as the country goes off the fiscal cliff? here's a hint for you. it isn't president obama. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back. stories making news this morning. a knew pew research center poll finds that republicans in congress will be more to blame if the u.s. goes off the fiscal cliff. 53% of those surveyed point the finger at the gop while 29% say president obama would be more to blame. >>> 20-year-old mitchell kusick of colorado has been charged with threatening to kill president obama during an october campaign event. kusick also made credible threats towards shooting and killing children at a halloween event. >>> defense secretary leon panetta has demoted the former head of the u.s. africa command general william kip ward for allegedly spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other expenses. ward will retire as a three star general and repay the government $8
superstorm sandy and laura brennan is one of the many. she lives in long island. her home was overtaken with water and repairs had to be done. after more than two weeks she said she handle others feel forgotten. >> why are we not part of the community. we're still here. >> some are turning their anger into action by suing long island power and light. now they are making their move. there is some action. the acting chief officer has resigned. he handed it down late tuesday, the same day that the governor, andrew cuomo said he is launching an investigation. >>> while families work to rebuild after sandy, some are scouring the streets looking for their lost four-legged friends. the water rose so quickly that families had no time to react. the teams are going street by street in staten island trying to save pets. >> many of them suffer from stress. some of the cats have flood their urine. some had exturnal -- external wounds. >> animals are placed in foster care until the owners can get back home. >>> you have to love the dave matthews band. not only is their music great, so is their spirit
sandy. people still in the dark. fed up and fighting back. and a whole new movement comes to the rescue. >>> plus, could the new black friday be thanksgiving day? the retailers have announced they're starting the christmas shopping season as early as turkey day this year. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening, a growing scandal that has already resulted in the resignation of the cia director has tonight already grown so vast and so complicated, it deserves diagramming as we begin tonight's coverage of it. this begins with retired four-star u.s. army general david petraeus. easily the most celebrated, best known general of the modern era. he resigned on friday, admitting to an affair. he was immediately linked to paula broadwell, like petraeus, she went to west point, an academic and a veteran who wrote a biography of petraeus. we know about the affair because of jill kelley, she alerted the fbi, said she was getting anonymous harassing e-mails, turns out they were from broadwell. kelley dealt with a lot of generals both in the military and socially in tampa. overnight we learned a
supertormenta sandy, se abrieron los primeros 7 centros para canalizar la ayuda, las autoridades dicen que estos sitios de representantes agendas, dan solución a las víctimas de sandy >> abrimos 7 centros de restauración en las zonas más devastadas por sandy, tendran más situios como información de beneficios medicos y de comida >> tenemos personas para ayudarlos si tienen alguna crisis de salud mental, si necesitan servicios también de alimentos, reparaciones a sus hogares >> los representantes dicen que la ayuda la puede solicitar los indocumentado y que su proridad es devolver el servicio eléctrico >> una eprsona se accidentó en un aeropuerto de brasil >> el edxx presidente dominicano se defiende en una crisis en su país. >> al tortilla ayudan en chihuahua méxico, hoy tenemos un debate en la redacción del significado de martes 13, envienos su comentario. ♪ ♪>> imágenes de una cámara de seguridad muestran como una avioneta resbala en una pista de aterrizaje y choca con la cerca, algunos recibieron heridas, ninguna que amenace su vida, el piloto se llevó la peor parte con les
mantiene, a pesar del paso del huracan sandy... este experto dice que en la costa este, la produccion de la gasolina en refinerias es relativamente poca... "todavia no se ha normalizado el servicio en cuanto a suministro de gasolina en la zona afectada, el servicio de taxis, es un evento super especifico, regional que no impacta el balance nacional" los viajes a las zonas afectadas tambien podrian cambiar.... "los viajes a las zonas azotadas por sandy como nueva york y nueva jersey podrian ser impactados, algunas familias de esa zona no tendran el dia de accion de gracias que habian planificado" y segun expertos, los precios de la gasolina podrian continuar bajando,siempre y cuando no tengamos huracanes u otra eventualidad, los precios podrian llegar a los tres dolares y 30 centavos por galon a fin de aÑo...
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stands up to sandy, and almost 3 million cars recalled for steering problems. is yours one of them? >>> plus, guess who's going to get the lion's share of the blame if the country goes off the fiscal cliff. here's a hint for you. it isn't president obama. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. ♪ if it wasn't for you ♪ don't know what i'd do ♪ i'd have nothing to prove ♪ i'd have nothing to lose ♪ i'd be all lost at sea ♪ with no reason to make it through ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the celebration diamond collection. ♪ if it wasn't for you [ male announcer ] diamonds so expertly cut, we guarantee them for life. zales is the diamond store. let love shine. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. >>> welcome back. some stories making news this morning. a new pew research center poll finds that republicans in congress will be more to blame if the u.s. goes off the fiscal cliff. 53% of those surveyed point the finger at the gop while 29% say president obama would be more to blame. >>> well, 20-year-old mitchell kusick of co
salvador. y aumentan las cifras de damnificados por sandy en nueva york. comenzamos. ♪ ♪ >>> este es su "noticiero univisiÓn" con jorge ramos y marÍa elena salinas. >>> comenzamos con el escÁndalo que obligÓ a la renuncia. otro general fue tambiÉn acusado de comunicaciones indebidas con una mujer. como nos explica lourdes del rÍos la cosa se complica, y sabremos si se puso en peligro la seguridad de estados unidos. >>> el condecorado general no es el Único que estÁ en problemas. >>> segÚn el pentÁgono investigan a john allen, principal comandante en afganistÁn por comunicaciones inapropiadas, es la mujer que notificÓ al fbi que recibÍa correos intimidatorias de la amante del general petraeus. >>> estÁ en servicio activo en funciones y sÍ estÁ sujeto al cÓdigo penal militar en el que el adulterio lo puede llevar a juicio militar. >>> y el general dijo no saber nada de esto. mientras el fbi investiga. la seÑora kelly no tiene posiciÓn, es una voluntaria y una ciudadana privada, y por eso y porque hay una investigaciÓn no tenemos mÁs comunicaciÓn que dar. el secretari
of super stoom sandy are uut too high for asking the white house for r... &pmore help. those states... inccuding maryland.... joined together obama for more emergency aid. &ppresident to help speed he recovery efforts... however... their request comes at time how to avert a fiscal crisis, and conssrvative lawmakers aae expected to oppose new spending without offsees elsewhere. the acting chief executive of the long island power authority rrsigns... effective at the end of the year.mike hervey's resiinationncomms pollowing supeessorm sandy. new york governor andrew cuomo plans to have a speccaal commission investigate the &putility company...and a roup of long island residents iled a class-action lawsuit against them for its response to the storm. it's been two wweks since sandy hit aad almost 50- thouuand residents are still waiting fr power. 3 --adblib weat hey make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volksw
received and to besmirch her reputation, is outrageous. >> reporter: and in the wake of superstorm sandy, the president made his most poignant comments yet on his belief in global warming. >> there have been an extraordinarily large number of severe weather events in north america and also around the globe. i am a firm believer that climate change is real, it's impacted by human behavior and carbon emissions. >> reporter: the president was also asked if he believes that he has a mandate. he said he does and that voters understood the two different paths he and mitt romney laid out during the campaign. he said that congress should pay particular attention, brian, to the results of last week's election. >> tom fitzgerald tonight. what about the meeting with mitt romney? >> what is going happen then? >>> we could know new developments in libya. the former cia director david petraeus agreed to testify before a house and senate intelligence committees on the incident. he was reluctant to testify amid the ongoing sex scandal but pressure was growing in congress for him to appear. the testimony
a lot about superstorm sandy. of course the kids are very curious about that in columbia. mr. tobias' fifth grade class. it will put the fear in you. they're smart. >> we pulled some of that up. i said, hey, the perfect storm in 91 is one of the closest things. by the way, when were you born, 2000, 2001. that was 10 yores before you -- years before you were born. anyway, it was a crystal clear chilly day. it will be a cold night in pittsburgh, my friend. >> bring it on. >> 40 degrees. steelers week in progress, an early look at it. looks like weather will be a nonfactor at this point. we're still five days out, so keep it tuned for your pittsburgh game night forecast. 42 at bwi. the dew point is at 27. air is very dry and the temperature could drop quite a bit and could and up in the upper 20s by daybreak tomorrow. so the november chill is definitely here. as we look at weather it was blue sky on tap but also a day with that chilly are in the breeze at towson west elementary. take a look at manchester valley high school. the chilly football practice and ellicott city, our lady of per
following superstorm sandy. new york governor andree cuomo pllns to have aaspeeial commission investigate the of long island residents filed - a class-action lawsuit against them for its response to the storm. it's been tww weekk since sandy hit and almost 50- thousand residents are still waittng forrpower. toddy... on the so-called on - "fiscal cliff". it's a mix off tax increases and spenddng cuts... hatttake effect next year. as martha shade it would plungg the u-s 3conomy back into recession. we want an agreement. we want an agreement. repubbiians and democrats have 48 days to ccme up with that greement, and avoii having the nation goo over the so-caaled "fiscal cceeos o ggt their thoughts. on tuesday, labor leaders weet &ppo tte white house to discuss the tax increases and ssendinn cuts set to take effect in compromise.the president, like that rich people pay tteir fair share. hh's very, very committed to that.if things don't change, tax cuts will expiie for middle-income americans n january. the tax policy center estimatts the aveeage household aces a tax increase of 35--
, a pesar del paso del huracan sandy... este experto dice que en la costa este, la produccion de la gasolina en refinerias es relativamente poca... "todavia no se ha normalizado el servicio en cuanto a suministro de gasolina en la zona afectada, el servicio de taxis, es un evento super especifico, regional que no impacta el balance nacional" los viajes a las zonas afectadas tambien podrian cambiar.... "los viajes a las zonas azotadas por sandy como nueva york y nueva jersey podrian ser impactados, algunas familias de esa zona no tendran el dia de accion de gracias que habian planificado" mas adelante:. congresistas democratas electos expresan voluntad de cooperacion con partido republicano para avazar en el tema migratrio... maÑana miercoles esperamos temperaturas frescas, con maximas de tan solo 49 grados, detalles de este pronostico, despues de la pausa comercial... la lider democrata de la camara de representantes, nancy pelosi, recibio a los nuevos congresistas recien electos de su partido en el capitolio. los nuevos integrantes expresaron deseos de cooperar con los republicanos para al
,000 homes or businesses in new york remain without power. it's now two weeks after sandy came ashore. yesterday the head of the long island power authority announced his resignation effective at the end of the year. he says it has nothing to do with the harsh criticism his utility company has received following hurricane sandy. of course, not. governor andrew cuomo is putting together a commission to investigate how utility companies in new york responded to the storm. meanwhile, a familiar group is taking a new lead helping victims of hurricane sandy. remember the occupy wall street movement? it turns out they never really went away as nbc's katy tur explains. >> reporter: there are no official badges. all they have for identification is a first name crippled on tom masking tape. these volunteers may not have a legal charity status, but that's not stopping them. >> they desperately need our help. they lost everything. >> tax the rich. >> reporter: remember the occupy wall street movement famous for taking over zuccotti park and taking up the term 1%. now they have occupy sandy. occu
no more than a pile of wood after sandy. what the mayor is giving to bring that pier back to life for tourists. those stories coming up on this wednesday, november 14th. good morning, maryland, i'm charley crowson. megan is off today. >>> we begin with the check of the forecast where things are still cold out there. lynette, you called it. >> yes. and it's going to stay cold, charley. so don't think that we are going to start that warmup, not this week, maybe the week after that and also we'll have some rain towards the end. but as of now just enjoy the sunshine that we will be receiving once that sun comes up. but in the meantime you're heading out the door this morning, getting you out there, make sure you have the heavy coat. you can see that temperature in davidsonville, i'm not hiding it from you this morning, 33 degrees there. 31 degrees in ellicott city. we're below freezing across the area. woke up to some patchy frost in a lot of spots this morning. and look at iamsville and fredrick, 26 degrees. fredrick also dealing with a little bit of patchy fog across that area as w
. no democrat has made a move to seriously challenge her. >> the seventh award alderman sandy jackson's get the city council meeting this morning and is not commenting on a wall street report she may have been involved in spending campaign cash on furniture for their home. >> the latest information about the fed's going after sandy jackson says to me that plea negotiations somehow got derailed. there was a sticking point, do not know what it is. maybe he does not want to do jail time and they are pushing jail time. congressman jackson remains in minnesota. >>he used taxpayer financed office to conduct private business. former speakers are allowed to use government office five years after they have stepped up. it is illegal for them to use the office for commercial purposes. use his office to conduct research on a commercial venture. the former controller of dixon of illinois guilty. >> the numbers in this story are staggering. one of the biggest abuses of public trust in the history of illinois. $53.7 million stolen over a period of about two decades. prosecutors say that she is the mon
are worried about whether they'll ever recover from sandy. we'll have more on that coming up. >> plus, you can expect quite a few angry parents after d.c.'s school chancellor proposes closing 20 schools. >>> 5:40 on this wednesday morning. a cold morning but thankfully not too windy. you'll need the jackets, the gloves and the sunglasses. going to abnice sunny day -- to be a nice, sunny day but a cool one. 41 by 9:00 here in the district of the 47 by noon. a 2:00 high about 51 with 3:00 49. we're clear and 46 at 6:00 p.m. i'll have a cool seven-day forecast and let you know when our next chance of rain is coming up in a few. right now here's monika with timesaver traffic. >>> quite a bit of volume on the northbound side of 95 leaving 644 to 495. i'll be back with more traffic at 5:50. >>> i've been combing through the day's daily deals, e-mails and retailer websites to find you some deep discounts and here are some of my wednesday favorites or is it thursday? can't remember. wednesday, thank you. amazon.com has your thl dinner covered -- thanksgiving dinner covered. it's offering the matzerbui
power authority is the latest casualty of superstorm sandy. michael hurby, the coo of lipa resigned tuesday. the utility is being heavily criticized for its slow response to the devastating storm. thousands of customers still without power. >>> and hurricane sandy is dealing another blow to the people of new jersey in the form of higher taxes. governor chris christie says he may have no choice but to raise property taxes for rebuilding the heavily damaged state. christie has aggressively pushed for lower taxes since taking office. >>> time, now, for a look at weather from across the country on this wednesday morning. we have showers and thunderstorms in the southeast, from macon, georgia, into jacksonville, orlando, and miami. a few inches of mountain snow in the northern rockies. morning showers from seattle to portland. warming in the southwest. >> 67 in sacramento. 50s in the pacific northwest. mostly 40s in the midwest and northeast. and miami, getting up to 82. >>> and when we come back after the break, holiday shopping secrets. we'll tell you the best days to hit the mall. >>
in mt. olive, new jersey. it's a town still recovering from superstorm sandy. organizers picked the tree a month ago. the tree's owner says he was nervous sandy damaged it, but crews bundled the tree up, and everything was okay. it will arrive in new york today. the 80th annual tree lighting ceremony scheduled for two weeks from now. thanksgiving is next week. that's quick. >> got to go grocery shopping. got to get ready. >>> it is now 4:55. 38 degrees. looking to start the day on the right foot. at 5:20, why that morning cup of coffee could make you a happier person. alright let's break it down. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury nnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. >>> a big day for facebook investors. 770 million shares of the social network can be unlocked and used for sale. facebook has largely disappointed tra
. a blood drive to help thh victims of hurricane sandy inside the caffteriaawhere a shot the first day of school.... school.... police say 15 fire insidd the perry hall high school cafettriaaaugust 27th.... 17 year old daniel borowy was shot and rushed to shock trauma.....while he wass 10 units of blood during his - two week stay.....after he was released from the hosppttl daniel's fammly wanted to do something to ive back .and after hurricane sandy..... they decided to do a blood a... new... -&r &p are... only as healthy... as their neighborhoods. the... joint center... for....political found... peoplee.. living in baltimore's... lower-incomee.. neighborhoods... ssorter ...life pan... thann.. those... in more... affluent areas..../// by... as... much as ...30 years... between the city's poorest... and wealthhest... neighborhoods....//... &ppeople... lived longest.... ii... the... greater... roland park area... in... north baltimore,.../// 86.3 yyars...../ pand... druid heights,.../ 56.7 years.senaaor
to the fifth graders. they had some good questions and we talked about the effects of superstorm sandy. winds from the north will cope the chill factor on. it's already feeling like 30s in hagerstown, dulles and, dover and patuxent rirch -- river. we're still below freeze bilge daybreak in bel air, baltimore, chester town, et cetera. we struggle to get out of the 40s. mainly we'll see additional included cover, no rain. it will help keep temperatures down. by tomorrow night we're back in the 20s and low 30s. it will be two frosty nights in a row. cloudy. absolutely, it will be cloudy. clear for the moment bit high thin clouds rolling in out of the west. that will be our story. we'll hold temperatures down slightly. the core of the coldest air right over the mid-atlantic states will drift north and still somewhat chilly because of a mix of sun and clouds. as we go general electric beyond -- go beyond it we will moderate. we're watching a coastal storm off south carolina. generating extra breeze around maryland by the time we get into early next week. 30, clearing cold. as we look tomorrow, 48.
already have been destroyed by the flooding of hurricane sandy. it left haiti overrun with devastating floods, causing widespread damage and adding thousands of people to the massive numbers already displaced by previous floods and the devastating earthquake of january 2010. on tuesday, the u.n. relief official said in addition to potentially destroying march's harvest, the new flooding has led to a spike in waterborne disease. >> the march harvest may already be lost. this is why we urgently are asking for money for people to go back to the fields to start working those irrigation canals that need to be drained. now that half the country has been flooded and water in some areas are 10 days away from sandy, some areas are still completely inundated with water and sanitation systems broken or needing drainage, we obviously fear and to break out of waterborne diseases, including spikes in cholera. between the october 28 and the eighth of november, we had 4000 cases, which is almost double the average that we have seen for the remainder of the year. >> york governor andrew cuomo has launc
. hurricanehurricane sandy's sout. after climbing 1.3% in september. all that good will from september certainly got washed a little bit away from hurricane sandy. largest fallethe largest fall in one year. watch out for auto sales. maybe they will be buying and we will see it go higher. prices snapping four straight month of gains. the ppi drop into sensitive percent after declines in energy and auto. david: in the pit of the cme in chicago. telling us why this market rally that actually rallied more than 10%. she sees one coming despite the downside. in the real risk in the market is earnings. a lot of talk about the fiscal cliff, taxes going up. it is getting a little old. you think this market could actually rally before a deal is struck particularly when you see a buying opportunity like today. how much further south doesn't have to go before it is a buying opportunity? >> every time i think we're in a hole, we blow right through it. i think we need congress and the president to stop negotiating. both realize what they are. the president did not get a mandate on the economy. it is like me sayin
results don't even include the sales lift from superstorm sandy. home depot also raised its profit outlook for the year. if housing continues to improve, experts say it's a bullish sign for the rest of the economy. >> now, as we start to see residential investment recovery, that should help other sectors ofhe economy throu demd for building materials, through more demand for other products-- furniture, you name it! >> reporter: she's optimistic housing will remain one of the few bright spots in an otherwise sluggish recovery. erika miller, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: it was an unhappy earnings story in the third quarter for saks. the upscale department store said sales and profits were hurt by a modest spike in promotions. on top of that, saks expects sales to be flat in the current holiday period because of a slow start to november due to hurricane sandy. noow, trouble at saks underscores new worries spreading throughout the luxury sector about the all important holiday season. suzanne pratt reports. >> reporter: on manhattan's 5th avenue, it's beginning to look a lot like christmas. fr
. the death toll from hurricane sandy rises. and a hero cop shot 12 times tells us how a mass murderer was stopped. when the "cbs evening news" continues. niversal language. but when i was in an accident... i was worried the health care system spoke a langua>6ge all its ownc with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. >> pelley: we've learned today that federal investigators long ago had questions about the specialty pharmacy linked to that meningitis outbreak. the outbreak, linked to contaminated drugs, has spread across 19 states with more than 400 cases and 32 deaths. jim axelrod tells us that congress has summoned the man who runs that pharmacy. >> reporter: this 22-year-old college yearbook picture of barry cadden is one of the few public images of the president of new england compounding center. that will change tomorrow when he's called to capitol hill to testify about the 32 meningitis deaths traced to drugs made by his company. congressman cliff stearns chairs the energy and commerce subcommittee that's investigating. >> i have the right to say there's a debacle here,
sandy and decided she wanted to help. what the 4-year-old was able to do coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, there are hundreds of ways people use lysol disinfectant spray. ben's mom uses it around the bathtub. it kills mold, and unlike clorox clean-up, it's approved to keep it from coming back for up to a week. share your lysol story, and see more, on facebook. wants independent concussion specialists, to be on the >>> a lot of sunshine around the bay area. a couple of high clouds, temperatures in the 60s, even 70s. enjoy it. we have rain on the way. >> so far, so good across the golden gate. getting busy across the dublin- pleasanton area. this is a live look near 580 and 680. coming up much more "timesaver traffic." >>> 4:55 now. the nfl players union reportedly wants independent concussion specialists to be on the sidelines of every nfl game. it comes after four more players suffered concussions this past sunday including 49er quarterback alex smith. he left the game against st. louis shortly after experiencing blurred vision. smith must be medically cleared to be play mo
that it's happening to sandy jackson the congressman's wife to. o. >> they did nothing but spread her name in the mud the character down flights of stairs as far as representation is concerned and she did nothing but love her husband public reports say that sandy jackson was complicity in the alleged misuse of the campaign funds and now she could be in trouble with a lot the allegation is that jesse jackson jr. used campaign cash to buy furniture for their washington d.c. home and of using political money to pay for it watch for his mistress it would appear that the jackson marriages being tested yet again. you really never want to play on somebody's love for somebody else, to make them do something that they otherwise wouldn't do. even though you want their cooperation. it's a powerful tool and the feds are not afraid to use it today that meier shares little about the scandal that is all the talk around town he like others is waiting for the full story. today sandy jackson avoided city hall her husband remains with his parents in minnesota and as an outpatient only at the mayo clini
slid 0.3% in october, more than expected, and the first decline in three months. hurricane sandy was behind at least some of the sales decline. but there are fresh worries today about the underlying strength of the american consumer. suzanne pratt reports. >> reporter: hurricane sandy is going to get blamed a lot in the coming weeks for soft economic data. and, rightfully so. after all the superstorm paralyzed a good chunk of the northeast for at least a week. that meant, no shopping, no eating out, and no filling up the tank. >> clearly, the retail sales data were weak and they were weak across a lot of categories. the commerce dept did talk about the affects on hurricane sandy on the numbers. but, it's hard to quantify. >> reporter: the question is whether that consumer paralysis will continue into the all important holiday retail season. many economists say that really depends on whether americans feel secure in the their jobs. here's the good news: there has recently been some improvement on the labor front. on top of that, many shoppers are finding their wallets are thicker
, just last night we told you this year's rockefeller christmas tree had survived sandy in the new jersey suburbs and was being cut down by a nice man. well, this morning, we looked out the window and it was being put up. we all hope that dad made sure the base of the tree was in the stand this year. either way it will be lit on november 28th. >>> and the high expensety tv chef with the spiky hair highlights, and the food show, celebrating american food has been ripped apart for the food he is serving at his new restaurant in times square in new york. in perhaps the nastiest and most sarca sarcastic restaurant review ever, the new york times joined others criticizing the place, criticizing him as a chef, and saying it was not a proper restaurant, criticizing the drinks, the food, among other items. others were worried about food poisoning and warned of food that tasted of asphalt. we reached out to guy fierei to get his story, but for now he declined comment. >>> and this is about a painting, you either like the colors or don't. but somebody liked this one a whole lot. this 1954 painting
of the northeast still dealing with the devastation left behind from superstorm sandy. >> up next a new push to help with the recovery efforts in the form of a letter to the president. >> clear skies and cold temperatures. we are talking real cold temperatures overnight. i'll have all the details coming up. julie wright has a look at your traffic too coming up after the break. >>> welcome back. 4:45 on this wednesday. taxing a live look outside. yes, it is cold but a good thing we're not dealing with some of the things they are still dealing with up north. the statue of liberty and liberty island will stay closed until further note is a after have storm sandy. the statue of liberty just reopened in october after a renovation. >> wow! >>> a group of senators from states hit hard by superstorm sandy are asking president obama for a boost in disaster aid. they sent a letter to the president asking him to add more emergency funding in his 2013 budget request. the request for more aiddoms as the president and congress are debating how to avoid massive tax cuts. >> i have a friend who is helping p
for thousands of residents, and one carroll county organization has been sending lots of north since sandy hit. the church of the brethren has a long history of helping disaster victims. >> since just after world war two, the church of the brethren disaster ministries have been helping people all over the world, and now, they are helping people just up the road. since hurricane sandy hit new jersey, 10 tractor-trailer's have been loaded up here at the church of the brethren service center in new windsor and have been sent on their way. this morning, they were a boxing of supplies, getting ready to send even more. >> we send things all over the world, and this is nice because it is staying in the united states and helping people. it is nice to see that happening. >> they have sent all kinds of materials, from blankets to these kits. >> this is a school kid with some basic supplies for children. we have the baby kit, which provides some clothing, a sweater, diapers, things to use in an emergency, and then the hygiene kit, which is a towel and washcloth, for personal hygiene. >> over the years, t
. not tracking any delays from the beltway down towards 28th straeet. this is 50 at sandy point. a nice start on the bay bridge. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a woman is rushed to the hospital after an overnight house fire in reisterstown. >> jennifer franciotti is live on the scene. >> good morning. the reality of how fast a fire can got a house is behind me. this fire started just after 1:00 a.m. this morning. there was a woman on the second floor. she is in her late 50's or early 60's. she is being treated for burns or smoke inhalation. >> first units arrived with heavy fire on the second floor and called the second alarm. shortly thereafter, the victim was found on the second floor. she was brought out and we began resuscitation efforts and she was transported to the hospital. >> fire officials do not know how this fire began. investigators were here early this morning. you can see the fire trucks are gone. despite the fact that flames were shooting out of this home, they got the fire under control within 15 minutes. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> one person is dead
sandy. sending sales numbers down about 1%. a 4% rise in profits, jumping as much as 32% right now. staples looking good after having higher on all kinds of news. check out what else is soaring today. finally getting an earnings report that people like better-than-expected earnings after the bell yesterday, expected optimistic guidance. the chairman and ceo, 24 hours since those numbers came out, we will ask him if he investors should be expecting more numbers like today and what does he think about the fiscal cliff. what ideas does he have the president right now. and why we dropped 50 points farther from where we were already. down about 78 points, fell 122 down, now it does not look good. why? >> why? i thought maybe you would say something positive. i think we are just dealing with the aftermath of the election. this is not unexpected. it is the same old rhetoric, the same from two years ago, three years ago. the market has become hostage once again. will or will we resolve the fiscal cliff issue? it will probably drag it out until the 11th hour. liz: will the market remain hos
coming down very heavily against journalists, whistleblowers, but then when someone like saend be sandy berger, former national security advisor actually hit documents in his socks and took them out of a secure location, he ended up with just a simple misdemeanor so it's a very inconsistent field in terms of its applications. >> bob, one of the things i don't get is jill kelley, who this person is. on that 911 call, she's describing herself as an honorary general counsel. she has connections to all these generals who are e-mailing her thousands of pages of e-mails, and you know, she throws a party that general petraeus goes to, now she's got a high-powered lawyer and high-powered p.r. person. >> anderson, first of all, she doesn't have diplomatic immunity. >> it makes no sense. >> she's a little bit -- there's something wrong there. number two, where did she get all the money to entertain these officers and for how long? the fbi has every reason to look at this as a potential counterintelligence case. she's foreign born. what are her connections? she claims middle eastern connections bu
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